Welcome to the law school that fuels democracy.

Here, you join the ranks of talented and committed public interest lawyers, activists, organizers, scholars, and leaders on the front line of social justice.

Here, we transform the practice of law so that it includes and represents those it would otherwise exclude, marginalize, and oppress.

At CUNY Law, you’ll experience our widely praised curriculum that combines training in legal theory, skills, and ethics. You’ll help lead the work of our clinics, ranked in the top two in the nation, where you’ll advocate for clients before you graduate. In fact, we are unrivaled in our training and placement of public interest practitioners across the sector. You’ll graduate with an intellectual and ethical foundation that will enable you to transform justice.


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Together, we are a movement. We direct the ACLU’s National Initiatives and the Innocence Project. We are judges, public defenders, and prosecutors. We head our own public interest law firms. We are the first DREAMers to be elected to New York public office. Among us are teachers, social workers, and artists. We sit on city councils and town boards, and we found and lead nonprofits.